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Kids Today! 'SNL' Star Bobby Moynihan on Drunk Uncle's Origin

The funnyman also sheds light on the creation of Anthony Crispino, plus his Chris Christie and Guy Fieri impressions
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The December 17, 2005, broadcast of Saturday Night Live changed the sketch comedy world forever. On that evening, The Lonely Island (Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone) debuted their second digital short – the first to become a near-instant viral YouTube sensation – "Lazy Sunday." Eight years later, as cast member Bobby Moynihan explains it, Lorne Michaels' landmark late-night series is still dealing with the consequences. "These days with the web, you can burn out a character really quick," says Moynihan, a six-year veteran of the show. "So my biggest problem is being really protective of these characters, especially over Drunk Uncle, because I love them." Here, he offers a glimpse behind his most cherished characters, narrating their origin stories in his own words. Blaine McEvoy

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